Tacoma icon: 10 Reasons to Watch 10 Things I Hate About you


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Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles star in Gabrielle’s favorite movie.

One thing I would recommend is watching 10 Things I Hate About You. Here are some reasons why you should give this movie a try.

Reason No. 1: The movie was filmed in downtown Tacoma at Stadium High School. So close to Stewart! That’s crazy.

Reason No. 2: It was based off The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. If you like Shakespeare, I highly recommend this movie.

Reason No. 3: This is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I’ve watched it countless times; I can’t even keep track.

Reason No. 4: This movie never gets old. It’s one of those feel-good movies.

Reason No. 5: It has a great plot. It’s romcom about two sisters, Kat and Bianca, whose overbearing father forbade them from dating out of fear. But now Bianca is not allowed to date until Kat does. So, Cameron has a nerdy friend Michael, and they plan to set up Kat with Patrick. But Patrick is the kind of guy who smokes cigarettes and the school rumored that he had eaten a live duck, so they think that he would be the perfect guy for Kat, who is a feminist antisocial who listens to riot music, reads books, and would do anything else than to go out with him.

Reason No. 6: It has interesting characters. Kat is my personal favorite because she’s a feminist icon. But even though Kat is the best character, Cameron’s cool too. He learned a new language just for Bianca. How sweet.

Reason No. 7: The script is funny. Throughout the movie there are so many jokes that make me laugh.

Reason No. 8: There is a book made of the movie. If you want to read this story instead of watch it, that’s an option.

Reason No. 9: This movie was made in 1999, so if you’re interested in older films, this is the right movie for you!

Reason No. 10: It’s just such a good movie.


What more can I say? You really should give it a try. I guarantee you can find 10 things you like about it too.